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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Re: Re: Re: Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
An ultralight solution might be to make those velcro staps out of tyvek.

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Wear a helmet!
A coworker was on a weekly REI organized bike ride, caught a crack in the road and went down breaking her collarbone and helmet. The EMT stated she may not be alive (or be living with traumatic bra...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 14, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
The amount used on clothing to go hiking is probably nothing compared to the amount used in agriculture ; ). Permethrin is used: as an insecticide ...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 13, 7:37am

Re: Are rain pants necessary?
2.75 oz significant? Oh yeah, this is lightweight backpacking. Well, I have gotten cold legs before in Colorado but it was morning temps in the 30's and I was walking through overgrown an...

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 12, 7:17pm

Re: Re: glasses cases - my take
My hard side container is from the dollar store and weighs 1.0 oz.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 10, 9:00am

Re: Packraft Gear
MTI Livery Sport and Aqua Bound Manta Ray (carbon shaft/fiberglass blade) are what I have. I don't mind using my pfd as a pillow.

In Packrafting » Packrafting Question
April 10, 5:57am

Re: SOL escape bivy for Zion in late June.
Bad idea.

In GEAR » SOL escape bivy for Zion in late June.
April 10, 5:49am

Re: Avalanches in the Olympic National Park (Video by Critter)
What kind of explosives did you use?

In Post-Trip Reports » Avalanches in the Olympic National Park (Video by Critter)
April 09, 12:49pm

Re: Tick bites causing serious meat allergies
In US, it is the Lone Star Tick causing the reaction to beef, pork and lamb. Appears to be first reported out of Australia in 2009. https://w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tick bites causing serious meat allergies
April 05, 2:57pm

Re: Now available!
Are the pads made of Evazote? Do you happen to know the percent EVA?

In Gear Deals » Cosmetic 2nds Convoluted Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pads Coming Soon!
April 04, 4:48pm

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm